Gondor

related topics
{god, call, give}
{son, year, death}
{war, force, army}
{line, north, south}
{area, part, region}
{land, century, early}
{island, water, area}
{film, series, show}
{theory, work, human}
{language, word, form}
{specie, animal, plant}
{country, population, people}
{city, large, area}
{town, population, incorporate}
{city, population, household}

Gondor is a fictional kingdom in J. R. R. Tolkien's writings, described as the greatest realm of Men in the west of Middle-earth by the end of the Third Age. The third volume of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, is concerned with the events in Gondor during the War of the Ring and with the following restoration of the realm. Further history of the kingdom can be glimpsed from the appendices to the book, which also cast light on its origins.

According to the narrative, Gondor was founded by brothers Isildur and Anárion, exiles from the downfallen island kingdom of Númenor, and together with Arnor in the north served as last strongholds of the Men of the West. Gondor gradually declined in course of the Third Age, being continually weakened by the allies of the Dark Lord Sauron, and was only restored in dominance after his final defeat and the crowning of Aragorn.

Based upon long-foreseen conceptions, the history and geography of Gondor was developed in stages, as a part of the major extension of his legendarium that Tolkien undertook during the writing of The Lord of the Rings. The role of the kingdom emerged gradually, from a side "adventure" in the plot becoming the focal figure of later writings. Textual history was traced by Christopher Tolkien in the volumes of The History of Middle-earth, and the overall subject has gained attention among later researchers and fans.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Cúchulainn
Höðr
Jason
Njörðr
Akkadian Empire
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Ares
Oedipus the King
Book of Joshua
Avalon
Moab
Inanna
Hector
Hadad
Legend of Osiris and Isis
Virgil
Epic of Gilgamesh
Fomorians
Persephone
Satan
Leto
Neith
Centaur
Massacre of the Innocents
Egyptian soul
Balrog
Siren
Rings of Power
Sphinx
Gandalf